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Jan 20, 2014 4:30pm PST
that will help prevent energy efficient upgrade and a spreading e spraifd the cost recovery over the life the unit. it will help to finance upgrades through the property assessment and the capita will be priority by private entities would no financial risk to our at the center everyday we're here fortunately in lieu of to witness the clean up air energy economy we know this could trigger a market transformation for the evolution we're witnessing but in order to unleash the potential we must provide the cat lift for a are you unnecessarily product and services. that catalyst as i mentioned it green finance sf. we've seen other parts of the state here in california that have adapted pace programs like in riverside county and have each year the positive impacts. we know the stories of individual that have benefited from the pace programs. we know those upgrades can save money for crucial home improvement projects but illuminate bills. in the future it was important for mayor ed lee and i to make sure this finance had a strong workforce component. we had meetings with our partners in labor to
Jan 21, 2014 2:00pm EST
governor bill ritter. he helped our state become a national leader in the new energy economy and in our fight to combat global warming. he was our governor from 2007 to 2011. he found really creative ways to build a bipartisan consensus around the need for our state to develop clean energy while also safeguarding our land and our air and our water. the features that make the centennial state. we're the envy of the world. he was raised on a farm. he brought that rural perspective to questions about crafting an effective state policy on energy development. many of you have heard me talk about our strong removal of electricity standard. it's second only to california's. i helped lead that effort in 2004. we started out with the a 10% requirement. we very quickly met that requirement. governor ritter came along and he built on that accomplishment. he led the effort whereby now we're going to triple the state's use of renewable energy to 30% by 2020. along the way, he created the governor's energy office which was the first cabinet level office devoted to improving the effective use of color
Jan 21, 2014 6:30pm PST
hughes all post strong results but not just the american energy boom that's helping propel profits. >> staying warm, what's behind the shortage of heating fuel across the country and rise in prizes. we have all of that and more for this tuesday, january 21st. >> good evening, on this cold and snowy day for much of the eastern part of the country, ibm, one of the priceyest and therefore one of the most important stocks in the price weighted dow index tried its best to warm things up on wall street. the world's largest technology services company reported better than expected earnings in the latest quarters, $6.13 a share, that's 14 cents better than the forecast. but the good news sort of ended there. margins narrowed ever so slightly and revenue declined 5% ending about a half billion dollars short of estimates. that sent shares initially lower in late trading today. as you see on that graphic. josh lipton joins us with more. what is the key takeaway from these results? >> tyler, listen, ibm reports and the big number investors focused on, 27.7 billion. that was ibm's revenue for t
Jan 21, 2014 12:30am PST
local programs our energy efficiency and our renewable projects that included go solar and our other capital projects locally which includes street light services. it was tough to get there but we got a balanced financial plan and that funded number one deferral fees. we funded that through our current customer basis. in a normal year we generate about 1.4 million megawatt hours. you can see on that left bar the total hours and how their distributed among our customers with 41 percent of megawatt hours going to our enterprise customers and that's where our largest portion of revenues comes from the 79 million. in the middle column the rate on average we're chargingors customers. for 41 percent of the power you can see we've received 69 percent of our revenues that's our highest paying customer base they pay retail rates. then we have our general fund and wholesale customer transactions at the top. so this is - funds one hundred and 11 or 12 million every year of our costs. now we have new challenges. although we had a balanced plan we've got new capital improvement needs. as i mentio
Jan 14, 2014 11:00pm PST
this program and hopefully see it's fully funded in the future to create good local jobs and rereluctant energy >> any other comment? ? seeing none, public comment is closed. ma'am, secretary >> item 5 is the fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2015 and 16 budget hearings. >> general manager mr. kelly. >> good morning, commissioners. thank you very much for making the time for additional meetings for us to discuss our upcoming oh, i'll speak into the mike. sorry. again, i want to thank you for making an additional time to revisit our upcoming budget. we wanted to present for my paratransit a two year budget and last year was the second time for a two year budget. this is the puc two year budget. one of the important things i've learned as general manage to to engage the enterprises and to look at the proposal but we wanted to focus on our core mission which is to continue to deliver quality service and water and power and sewer and to adapt to regulatory requirements and make sure we identify implement financial and operational efficiency across the organization. so i worked hard with our atms
Jan 19, 2014 6:00pm PST
, for managing the greenhouse gas emissions and that is conserving energy and developing cleaner energy. >> and this is a colored version of the chart that was in your staff report, and is it summarizes for fourth of the school years, the greenhouse gas emissions from port administrations. and i would call your attention to the lowest two bars, the blue and the red, represent electricity and natural gas and those are emissions generally associated with the stationary and engineering consumption or buildings. and they represent the primary, twr *f from the greenhouse gas emission and most cities and hear at the port. and the remaining stacks, primarily are associated with transportation fuels and so you see the bulk are from the emission and they are associated primarily with the fuels for transportation and a little bit with propane which is the light red strip at the very top. and in addition i would draw your attention to the consequence of that big red stack, number two which is the set of emissions, and because of its size it is an important issue to try to get our hands around and
Jan 17, 2014 11:00am PST
program and the california public utilities commission and cleanpowersf energy efficiency and facilities and local jobs patrols strategies and. >> maybe thank you mr. chair typically we start the status with the status of the puc and barbara hail is here to provide that to you. >> thank you. most of our activities recently on the cca front for in puc proceedings where pg and e's green tariff option has continued to move forward. developing a green rate the statute requires a commission decision by july so we are expecting that the commission will need to issue at least a proposed decision in the april time frame in order to meet that statute requirement at this point we would expect pg and e's projected green tariff rate to be initially offered at 12.3 cents a kill owatt hour and that rate is forecast to increase to 9.4 cents a kilowatt hour in january so pg and e's basic service energy component of basic service rates is increasing come january to 9.4 cents and their current proposal before the cpuc under the green tariff option would be to offer the one hundred percent green power a
Jan 20, 2014 7:30pm PST
is the reservoir in the past and they have had to supplement the energy source with what is offered referred to as the dirty energy and because they are greenhouse emissions and in that last fiscal year you will see that it drops to zero and will remain zero, because the state is going it require that any supplemental energy be zero emissions with respect to the climate change. >> that is the port's profile. and within the context of the over all city, the port represents a little less than one percent of the city municipal craoenous galses and you will see that bright blue sliver up right near the 12:00 and so the mta and the reds in the upper right corner and the public health and the airport and the departments that by the very nature have the port as i say are less than one percent and but it is still? ing that we are trying to control and reduce. >> it covers by 15 to 20 ordinances and these are just highlights and these bench marking and the lighting retrofit and these are efforts to conserve the energy as is the benefit and they are looking to minimize and that is the gh up there and
Jan 16, 2014 11:00pm EST
. that matters. going from policies that push back economic growth to creating economic energy help. but the question of business as usual versus dysfunction is extremely significant. just a few months ago we had a government shutdown. we were in the midst of a crisis over the borrowing authority of the united states. and it was very undermining of confidence. the reason we are not out of the woods completely is that as long as we have so many americans looking for work, our job is to focus on more jobs. we still have deadlines looming in washington. our borrowing authority runs out again january 7. at that point congress has to act. >> tell us about december, about what happened with the jobs number. >> i have spent most of the last three and a half decades advising policy makers not to react to each month to month number too strongly, to look at the overall pattern. we will only know in several months exactly what that number means. i've read enormous range of views as to what the number means. the trend that has been clear for several months, i don't think one ought to look at a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 9:00pm EST
sustain its economy? in our final segment we'll explore the battle that's raging over nuclear energy in japan. >>> nato khan was prime minister when japan's nuclear nightmare first began. >> about an hour after the earthquake hit i first received the news that the fukushima power plant had lost all power and all cooling functionality. >> reporter: within days three reactors at fukushima had melted down. multiple hydrogen explosions ripped through the plant causing khan to consider the unthinkable. >> translator: i had experts simulate a worst-case scenario showing how far the accident could spread. if conditions were to deteriorate there were 50 million people within a 250 kilometer radius of fukushima daiichi. all those people would have to evacuate. >> reporter: the country and the world held their breath as the disaster that could have turned tokyo into a ghost town was slowly brought under control. >> we were walking on a knife's edge wondering whether the worst case scenario would occur or not. >> reporter: the close call caused the prime minister to reassess everything
Jan 19, 2014 5:55am EST
our country from scarcity to abundance, from dependency to self-sufficiency and energy policy is another area where governors have been leading the charge despite the absence of a company has of national energy plan. for some of us, that is just fine because we are moving ahead here and many governors have created their own innovative energy plans that are helping state support homegrown energy production and meet the energy efficiency needs. this is helping to advance economic development, lower cost, improve reliability and resiliency. in the process, generating state revenue. state efforts can go a long way. federal policies must complement the efforts to improve our nations energy security and support the diverse range of domestic energy resources. in my home state of oklahoma, we have called for a 20% decrease in energy use and you will find similar bipartisan programs through the nation in states like new york, alabama, iowa colorado. another great examples of leading the way in innovative public policy is the multistate memorandum of understanding in which my vice chair
Jan 15, 2014 2:00pm EST
on carbon emission reductions by championing energy conservation and efficiency measures in our facilities. lockheed martin. let's look at wal-mart. founded and headquartered in arkansas, wal-mart wrote we're committed to reducing our carbon footprint and we're working with our suppliers to do the same. indeed i met yesterday with the general counsel from apple doing exactly the same thing, working to reduce their carbon footprint, working with their suppliers to push for reductions on the part of their suppliers. wal-mart's 2009 sceanability -- sustainability report shows its long-standing commitment to fighting climate change. here's what wal-mart said. climate change may not cause hurricanes but warmer ocean water can make them more powerful. climate change may not cause rainfall, but it can increase the frequency -- frequence and severity of flooding. climate change may not change droughts droughts but it can make droughts longer. every company has a responsibility to reduce greenhouses as quickly as it can. that's wal-mart. that's why we are working at a number of areas, they continue
Jan 17, 2014 1:00am EST
funding climate research, research into potential new technologies, cleaner sources of energy, common sense ways to promote energy conservation and efforts to expand nuke yar power, the most significant, a mission-free energy source in the world i would suggest. i've supported in the past ethanol, solar and other renewables and gas mileage rules, quaf fay standards. the truth is predictions of warming simply have not occurred at the rate the experts have predicted. this rush to force billions more dollars of cost on this economy, thousands of more people laid off based on predictions of that are not panning out deserves analysis. there is common ground that we can reach, things we can do together, and there are certain things that i oppose and do not believe can be justified. what's wrong with the president's plan? i'd suggest four concerns, one. the president's plan lacks balance between costs and benefits. this administration primarily through the epa is imposing a massive bureaucratic expensive plan that threatens to kill thousands of jobs, increase energy costs for american famili
Jan 16, 2014 9:00pm EST
of american energy is critical. americans are very uneasy about a plan being enacted via executive fiat and with what seems to be a total disregard for the costs associated with it. owners of coal plants have announced that a total of over 55,000 megawatts of coal-fueled generating capacity will be shut down by 2025. of this total, epa regulations have been cited as a factor in the closure of over 45,000 of those megawatts. 303 coal units in 33 states. the american coalition for clean coal energy conservativively estimates these shutdowns will cost the loss of up to 17,000 jobs. in 2012 national economic research associates analyzed the impacts of several epa regulations affecting coal-fueled electricity generation. comply ans costs for the electric sector averaged $15 billion to $15.7 billion per year. u.s. employment losses average 544,000 to 887,000 per year. given epa's recent new source performance standard proposal which hinges upon unproven carbon capture and sequestration technology, americans can only expect even higher energy prices and greater job losses. countries that have
Jan 20, 2014 2:00pm PST
% stake. >> the cost of energy is going to be one of the big political issues this year. >> and wants to cut the subsidies to renewables like wind power, which is partly to blame for the rising prices for consumers. the social democrats are heading up that amount they are angela merkel's coalition partners. >> some say it is a step in the wrong direction. >> wind turbine countries like this one will see orders slip this year. just and that would end subsidies paid and dissolving our official rising levels, forcing these energy sources to compete on the free market. the government hopes to better coordinate the switch to renewable energy and curb rising electricity rises, but the opposition and environmental groups warned that the momentum toward green energy could be stopped. >> it is right to discuss the cost of electricity, but not by hurting development in the green energy sector. >> the energy minister says it is important to consider the interests of chairman industry. -- chairman industry -- german industry. >> everyone who has been hurt by the most, will exaggerate their intere
Jan 17, 2014 3:30am PST
that the integration process with the ceo on the way. leading energy companies of kazakhstan are studying the experience of companies which worked on the principle of korean economy the cost of solar plant experts took a look at production processes of solar batteries and discuss the prospects of the country's green energy union hope it will perform when they did having our own production of solar panels we can quickly start the development of our own solar energy and provide jobs these technologies were developed to become cheaper so we have the potential for creating a new industry prevented that from what i want to deploy damaged and unable to do it. when the photovoltaic modules austin us all what is one of the already committed projects on renewal energy solar panels and power stations produce at the plant are in great demand in the domestic market the whole world is moving towards the development of new energy solar and wind energy is now used almost everywhere. the world leaders and so angie such as germany spain italy and france. this technology we use today have long been using t
Jan 17, 2014 3:00am EST
, it creates more energy going up into storms, and that makes stronger storms when they hit the shore. so much of the science is way past debate, and if you simply take the sciences way past debate and apply it, you draw the same conclusion. are there eccentrics outliers that can be quoted? sure, there are. but for this committee to rely on anything other than the massive consensus of peer reviewed science, but let's look at the people that are asking us to take action. coke and pepsi. ford and gm. nike, walmart, apple. the joint chiefs of staff. the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. the garden clubs of america. at some point, people have to come to the realization that the scam that is being perpetrated has got to come to an end. and i hope that that time comes soon. >> thank you, senator. senator vitter? >> thank you, madam chair. i just want to make a brief kme comment about science, too. i think it's a useful transition to the next panel. i want to underscore senator wicker's comments. i think we do a real disservice to science and facts the way we often do a cartoonish gloss over these
Jan 16, 2014 7:00pm EST
of incremental business instrumental to michigan, it now accounts for 1.6 million dollars and 8000 jobs. energy, dte energy were founding members. we just had an announcement from the auto show, ford announced $10 million in new contracts to michigan companies because of this program. [applause] i have a program i really want to spend a couple of minutes on because it is not just helping businesses succeed. it is helping the structurally unemployed. we put state resources behind this, working together. it is called community ventures, and community ventures is geared to give the structurally unemployed opportunities they did not otherwise have. we have placed over 1400 people in the last year. the one-year retention rate is almost 70%, and we have 75 employers participating. one thing i will tell you i am really impressed with is the average wage for people in these pertions is over $11.50 hour. i talk a lot about numbers, but i want to make sure everyone realizes we are talking about real people and their lives here. i am going to share a story now about community ventures. this
Jan 14, 2014 11:30pm PST
in the energy efficiency if we save the power do we have a customer to sell it to. i would welcome more thought and a high-level analytical to save the power to sell it as well as the financial savings understanding we don't have the capital to invest in energy efficiency >> commissioner moran. >> i think i agree. the challenge is to fourth where we can make the saved to the customers we sell the power to. that's one the issues that's been con fouvend. it's harder to afford programs that benefit pg&e customers than it is to show the ability we have the power to sell 1928 and highlight the importance of the subsection agreement. we heard that the dollar impact is 20 mill every year into the future. it will also effect we get to call the customers. as we precede on that it's not just budgetary but in other regions as well. it is one of the keys channels >> unless there are objections i said to see the slide to include a brief statement of that additional challenge i didn't hear an objection. i think that's one of the things we face and it should be render. general manager kelly >> i want to h
Jan 15, 2014 4:00pm EST
talking about energy production and our opportunities for exports, there is our renewable energy resource. there is renewable technology. producers of wind turbines, solar panels and other technologies also reduce our trade through our exports. so when we're talking about energy exports, let's truly talk about all of them, including our renewable technologies. i think that the general lack of trade restrictions on renewable energy technology products doesn't immediate to be modified. if renewable technology is the future, then it needs to be competitive. and then finally, the last area is nuclear technology. the united states has been the undisputed leader of nuclear technology throughout the world. we produce more nuclear power than any other nation. and as the global nuclear trade has developed, what we've seen is that the u.s. market share there has declined. i think that the federal government must continue its efforts to help develop small modular reactors, and i think that we can do this without putting international security at risk or violating nonproliferation controls.
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2014 3:00pm EST
on and how do you sustain the goodwill and the energy. >> it was great reception and markets were very happy with the results. i don't think it's any different. how is your life going to be different is what they ask. it is a very simple philosophy. if you have a great strategy and execute it well, short-term takes care of itself. so quarter to quarter you deliver and in our case serve your customers well and you run a business with a lot of discipline. so it's business as usual. we've been super busy and engaged and focused on the growth and executing in terms of what is going on and we are going to keep doing that. we are going to deliver a we have been able to deliver privately. liz: you've been very gutsy as a business leader and involved in davos. but what you get out of it is one of the biggest hotel companies in the world? >> i think it's the convergence of a few things. a lot of the ceos are some of the biggest companies are here you and the representatives have lots of governments around the world that are growing our business and answering questions with new markets. and in the ngo
Jan 20, 2014 5:30am PST
with new rainy and addie ones not turns on its spokesman for a once atomic energy organization been well a scam of andy expressed earlier that the international atomic energy agency. andy bring in experts warn. in technical topics and the suspension would start after that and it's coming to acquire nuclear program could potentially pave the way if we bought settlements and ease of use of a new war in the middle east. in two nd oakwood it was not the november twenty fourth after years of on off diplomacy. it marks the first time in a decade that one will limit its nuclear work eu foreign policy chief catherine ashton said she hopes a new round of negotiations with them on. on the defensive sediment three decade old nuclear standoff could start with and a few weeks. so for now this let's talk again until opus ones wanting an intense one watching it. what more can you tell us about the rain in enrichment suspension program well just yet have no idiot kid you not officially announced the dpp has the navy has suspended its tenth the present you the new enrichment in posts. i mean that tennis
Jan 20, 2014 8:30pm PST
and the europeans have decided to list some economic sanctions inspectors with the international atomic energy agency epa scientists but enriching uranium to what levels that were weapons grade. but they confirmed the iranians had disabled centrifuges used in the process. negotiators from a man and six will powers agreed on the restrictions in november as part of an interim deal. european union officials have followed through. i even tried is on gold and petrochemical products. they've allowed firms to ensure oil shipments from iraq but they can't other sanctions in place including a ban on oil exports. us officials said they too would follow through on their commitments. they say they'll lift sanctions gradually over the next six months. the state department spokesperson said the government will remain in the divide is on golden touch of chemical products genocide he said restrictions on exports of auto parts to live and will also be eased. and she said the us will not tighten sanctions on imports of crude oil. negotiators from a man and the major powers plan to begin another round of talks n
Jan 15, 2014 6:00pm EST
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Jan 22, 2014 4:00am EST
energy. he doesn't pull punches so we'll be getting his latest thoughts on that and have you heard of the china shale boom? >> no, but i'm looking forward to hearing about it. i wonder whether it will be as important for that country as undoubtedly it has been as the united states. will it be as game changing, one of the big things. >> we'll be speaking to a top expert. >> how is it there? >> pretty cold but i'm wrapped up warm, fully prepared for this and speaking to some really interesting guests already this morning, one of the crucial things people are saying, when are businesses going to start employing the capital they hold. this is one of the key issues that came out but a sense of great optimism certainly from the number of people we've been speaking to, yes but risks still remain. let's listen in first to what people have been telling us this morning about when and if companies will start redeploying some of that capital. >> companies are so conservative. the ceos, cmos, cios, chief procurement officers, cfos don't want to make mistakes. people talk about m amp were aa whi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 3:00am EST
, and several buildings collapsed after heavy rain caused mudslides. now secure and consistent energy supply is crucial to the development to the successful economy. but in countries and the world over energy needs are not being fully met, and that includes pakistan. we have reports from ca karachio show how one mosque has dealt with the security shortages. [♪ singing ] >> this call to prayer is powered by harnessing the sun's energy. it is a desperately needed respite for those come to pray, and it also brings down the electric bill. and that's where places of worship such as this one can play a positive role, according to the management of this mosq mosque. >> cost is very high. we're saving thousands every month. because of solar panels it's one-time investment, and we become owner of our own power. >> it's about simple to go ren renewable energy as much as possible. and mere at the governor's house it plans to save nearly $40,000 a month just by small green initiatives. all high-con tumor light pulse can be replaced by low powe pow. >> it will save a lot both in energy and financial be
Jan 17, 2014 7:45pm EST
the three governments update nafta taking into account the reality for example of the recently energy reform in mexico. so i would ask the three of you are you willing to update nafta or reopen it and secretary kerry to reopen nafta formally and secretary kerry especially for you, how do you respond to those who believe that at some point a u.s. should include canada and mexico in negotiations if only to avoid future problems with the nafta and whether not you agree with the europeans. >> i invite her guests to address this also, over the last 20 years as i mentioned we have developed this incredible network of. agreements in the western hemisphere and we have long wanted to open up those benefits. i think that's stepping up all of this to the tpp is a very critical component in moving the next tier post-nafta. i don't think you have to open up nafta per se in order to achieve what we are trying to achieve. there are plenty of ways for us in cooperative then we discussed a lot of them this morning with respect to borders, with respect to regulations, with respect to energy cooperation, techn
Jan 16, 2014 3:00am EST
yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from ohio, ms. kaptur, the ranking member of the energy and water committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio is recognized for two minutes. ms. kaptur: i thank the ranking member from new york for yielding me time. madam speaker, i rise today in support of the fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations measure. critical, critical step in the direction of regular order. and my hat is off to chairman rogers and to ranking member lowey for their diligent efforts to bring this important agreement to the floor. i also want to thank chairman simpson, our subcommittee members, our senate counterparts as well as our exceptional staff, rob blair and tonya berklam, for their dedication and hard work over the holidays in crafting this legislation. the energy and water bill makes america work. for example, it keeps the west alive, funding critical water projects across 17 states. we support science activities necessary to americans' manufacturing and future competitive and contributes to our national defense, importantly. over the last 10 years,
Jan 21, 2014 4:00pm EST
energy savings opportunities. we also use rapid building assessments to perform sophisticated energy audits that require no on site work or new device installations. another valuable tool is energy savings performance contracts. these are public-private partnerships where the private sector provides the up front capital to make energy efficiency upgrades in a facility and is paid by the federal agency from the guaranteed energy savings under the contract. once the contract ends, the agency continues to benefit from the reduced energy costs. the president's climate action plan sets new goals on the use of renewable energy, increasing the currents goal from 7.5% to 20% by 2020. in fy 201346.1% came from renewable sources and enough renewable energy to power nearly 2,600 homes came from our own facilities. gsa is also working to improve our partner's understanding of their energy use as directed in the december 2013 president memorandum on federal leadership on energy management, gsa is partnering with the department of energy and epa to prepare a green button initiative that will incre
Jan 20, 2014 9:00am PST
officials at the atomic energy organization suspended enriching uranium to twenty percent purity on monday international atomic energy agency representatives told member nations that their inspectors confirmed the hall they see uranium scientists have begun diluting their stockpile of twenty percent enriched uranium. during the leaders agreed with six world powers in november to scale back the program in return for a limited easing of international sanctions the initial deal is being seen as a trust building instead. he will be implemented for six months through late july. delegates planned to begin fresh negotiations next month for reaching a final agreement could try to resolve a deadlock over the nuclear programs this year. following iran's announcement the european union is expected to decide to ease its economic sanctions on the country for the first time since imposing them in two thousand and seven the decision would include lifting embargo sun gold or other precious metals and petrochemical products. he is also expected to lift a ban preventing its firms from ensuring oil shipments
Jan 20, 2014 5:30pm PST
and effects take each acquired a fourteen percent stake. here in japanese the cost of the energies can be one of the big political issue since its revenue government says it wants to cut the subsidies to renew ovals like wind power. it says are partly to blame for rising prices faced by businesses and consumers the social democrats are heading up the policy they are unwell michael's new coalition partners the environmental groups and the green cause he say it's a step in the wrong direction when turbine companies like this one will likely seek orders slipped each year the german government has introduced legislation that would end subsidies for new on shore units. it also plans to develop artificial pricing levels for renewable for cbc energy sources to compete on the free market. consumers shoulder the high cost of germany's ambitious turned to green energy. the government hopes to better afford me to switch to renewable energy and curb rising electricity prices the opposition and environmental groups to warn the momentum towards clean energy could be stopped. and that this is like to discus
Jan 15, 2014 11:00pm EST
idaho, the chairman of the energy and water subcommittee on appropriations. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one and a half minutes. mr. simpson: i rise in support of this incredibly important piece of legislation. it's an important move back to regular order. the energy and water total is an increase of $77 million. the bill provides critical increases for our nuclear weapons stockpile and our nation's water infrastructure will supporting a balanced fsment -- investment in our energy resources. i want to thank the ranking member, marcy kaptur and former chair of the subcommittee, rodney frelinghuysen, for bringing this to the house floor in regular order. i would like to recognize senators feinstein and alexander for their work in put together a bipartisan bill. these members are passionate advocates for their positions and their prior triities are not always the same as mine but the long hours we have put in in the last month have paid. they energy and water portion is a true compromise. the largest increase in the energy and water bill is the support for o
Jan 17, 2014 10:00am EST
the government to update and take into account the reality of the recently passed energy reform in mexico so i would like to get a sense from the three of you if you would be willing to update that that we can open it formally? and to include some of the recent issues such as the reform and secretary kerry, especially for you, what is your response to those that believe the u.s. should include canada and mexico in the negotiations if only to avoid future conflict between the rules and what ever you wind up with agreeing with. >> let me speak first and i would like each of our guests to address this also. you know, over the last 20 years as i mentioned, we've developed this incredible network of trade agreements in the western hemisphere. and we have long wanted to open up those benefits. i think that stepping up all of us have to the ttp is a critical component in moving to the next year to compose nafta. i don't think you have to open up naphtha per say to achieve what we are trying to achieve. there are plenty of ways for us in cooperative -- and we discussed a lot of them this morning, with
Jan 20, 2014 5:00am PST
to market oriented economy. they've tried to improve how state-owned firms are managed. they've let energy prices fluctuate according to the demands of the market. and they brought in restrictions on how much banks can charge in interest. still, analysts say chinese leaders need to do more to increase demand at home -- to increase demand at home, and encourage stable growth. >> that was curran today tago in beijing. let's get a check of the markets now. european banking shares are falling after a disappointing earnings report from germany's top lender. deutsche bank announced a net loss for the last quarter and said 2014 would be another challenging year. major indices are trading like this at the hour. frankfurt's dax underperforming the rest there as we can see. earlier, asia markets ended mixed. chinese stocks sank to the lowest level in more than five months. investors remain jittery about the resumption of initial public offerings. china's gdp data had little impact on the markets. moving on to currencies now dollar/yen is currently trading at 104.19. pretty much little changed from e
Jan 15, 2014 11:00pm EST
. if you have been tuned in to cramer then you're well aware of america's energy revolution. now two big players are linking up to form a new company in the heart of the oil and gas boom. is this freshly uncovered find ready to open the flood gates? and later, "mad money"? the street is buzzing about apple's new deal to sell iphones to china mobile's 760 million subscribers, but that's not what's got cramer excited. find out what he's found in shares of the idevice maker. plus, while the market roared in 2013, this medical company's shares had a weak pulse. is now the time for the stock to play catchup? all coming up on "mad money." . ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] old el paso frozen entrées. now in freezers. ♪ [ male announcer ] old el paso frozen entrées. this is for you. [ male announcer ] bob's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today his doctor has him on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got
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. >> they're still hot. >> there's no penetration. the way it's designed, it actually absorbs the energy and collapses around it which is perfect for a ballistics panel. if you are holding it, your hand is going to sting but rather than my chest. >> would you try it on a heavier round? >> let's try a .357 magnum. >> how heavy is that? >> it depends on the weight. this is about 1150 feet per second coming out of the muzzle, this one is about 1200 feet per second. depends on what you're firing and what you prefer. >> my son asked me if we could put his homework in here. sorry, jessie, no such luck. you got do your homework. >> hot, eyes and ears. [ shots ring out ] >> clear. >> if you think about the power it takes for this insert to stop a bullet traveling at an incredibly fast velocity and actually trap it within the insert it's pretty amazing. >> i'm going to go ahead and admit that i'm pretty impressed by how the ballistic backpacks withstood some pretty powerful weaponry at the range. but it's not as well as they can take the gun fire, there's also the question of whether or not teach
Jan 16, 2014 7:00am EST
the energy and water subcommittee on appropriations. explain your role on crapping that part of the legislation. explain your role in crafting that part of the legislation. our responsibilities included nuclear weapons, which is a good share of our budget, and the other portion deals with the army corps of engineers, the bureau of reclamations, providing the infrastructure for energy research and development across this country, as well as water provision in the 17 western states. power production echoes with it. it is the next ordinary subcommittee. we have a good working with -- it is an extraordinary subcommittee. we have a good working relationship. the chairman is from idaho. in idaho we have differences and the challenges we face and we work well together and i am proud of everything a member of our subcommittee on both sides of the aisle. host: adequate money for this part of the bill? guest: compare to some of the others, yes. and recommends that america's chief folder ability is our lack of energy independence. your prior segment was all about libya, about the sub co
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. where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. of the dusty basement at 06 35th street the old dining table at 25th and hoffman. ...and the little room above the strip mall f roble avenue. ♪ this magic momt it is the story of where every great idea begins. and of those o believed they had the power to do more. dell is honored to be part of some of the world'great stories. that began much the same w ours did. in a little dorm room -- 2713. ♪ this magic moment ♪ >> do you think that we should raise the minimum wage so that those workers can earn a living wage and not have to get medicaid or food stamps? niel: senator bernie sanders over income inequality. liz macdonald said this is getting nasty and ugly and it is a deflecon away from washington's promises. what doou say? reporter: these arguments are raising the minimum wage, a lot of people get it and it's a great argument. and the senator has be
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. > >will the sun shine on alternative energy stocks this year---such as solar panel stocks? > >i do like it and i think there is going to be so much more money spent on r &d in these stocks and there are two in particular that i like. first solar and then a company out of china called csun--china sunergy. > >moving on to sectors that you would stay away from in 2014. > >the industrials. you look at those and they've had a real nice run as rates have stayed low and dividend yields have been fantastic. now that we have seen rates climbing and we just have seen the start, i think this sector has really probably topped out and is going to underperform going forward. > >scott, always a pleasure. > >thanks angie. in our cover story, the fed tapering of its bond-buying program could be a boost to commodities traders. they see futures in 20-14 looking better, weather-permitting, and less volatile than stocks at this time. thanks largely to hydralic fracturing or fracking, u-s oil production is on track to nearly reach an all-time high. according to the energy information administration's 20-14 o
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Jan 22, 2014 3:30am EST
>> an energy emergency is gripping part of the united states. tonight the all-out effort to get fuel to the home owners trying to stay warm during the storm. the truth about overdraftees, there are profits for banks and a source of growing financial problems for many consumers. the most power of the parties in finance head to the world economic forum. ali velshi is there. i'm david shuster, and this is "real money." >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. join in the conversation on twitter and facebook: >> a treacherous winter storm is bearing down on much of the united states - from the midwest to the north-east and a foot of snow is accumulating in some places, along the busy i-95 corridor connecting washington d.c. the actions of commerce and people have been disrupted. sand and salt used to keep the roads safe are in short supply. new jersey says they are relaxing rules for salt deliveries to get them to crews faster. >> many are taking on the storm with half the budgets gone thanks to the polar vortex storm. the disruption to air travel is
Jan 15, 2014 1:00am PST
we own a large portion of the street lights. we want to save a lot of energy costs. the problem out there is when a street light goes down you don't know who it belongs it to. so with the board of supervisors we were thinking as one opportunity is if we go through the geoprocess and unsuccessful put that as part of one of the upcoming ballot measures we can obtain and maybe purchase some of the pg&e lights and make them efficient. and if they're not planning on macro them energy efficient we pay the costs. so that was the idea behind it. we can definitely come back and tell you what that will look like >> and i appreciate the complexity of that. it well may be that the presentation has to be in a multiple triple format. the other thing i think we need to know we're not going to own all the street lights public works has a butch. this could be a significant step toward having unified street lighting but it won't happen. the other comment i had was goes back to this $100 million of transition upgrades. i think it would be helpful to think of the 11th year of the 10 year plan. it's st
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